A centuries-old, cursed pirate's treasure, valued at over $2 billion, lies deep within the treacherous waters off the coast of Maine. Men who have attempted to unearth the fortune have suffered gruesome deaths. Will a high-tech expedition meet the same fate?
©1999 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (P)2010 Hachette
"Yo ho ho? get ready for a ripping good yarn.... This nonstop action adventure has all the elements of a perfect summertime thriller - pirate treasure of unimaginable worth, 300-year-old cryptograms written in invisible ink, a legendary curse, and a driven captain who will stop at nothing to reach his goal. The red-hot authors of Reliquary score another big winner." (Library Journal)
Well the setting and the concept was interesting, particularly to us New Englanders. There is enough of a plot there to keep you going and although the character development is pretty minimal, at least the main character is somewhat engaging.
Overall I was very underwhelmed by the book. The plot was obvious and superficial. The characters where very artificial and they were only there to shore-up the weak plot. If you know anything about technology you will find the technical descriptions and dialog to be similar to something you would hear on a television drama: a recitation of buzzwords that make no sense to a technologist.
No and its not likely I will be investigating their other books any time soon.
Yes. I never cared for him anyway but he is particularly inappropriate for this book. His overly dramatic reading style makes this marginal plot sound even more hokey.
Hmmm. I listen during my commute so time isn't that big an issue, however if I had paid full price for the thing I might be upset. It was almost worth the $7. Free would have been even better.
i surelyy would listen to this again...it keeps one on the edge of their seat.
the young man who witnessed his brother's death and how he eventually comes to deal with the emotions he experienced.
when the discovery of his brother's bones was revealed...
love love love these authors...they never fail to entertain...
The story was fun and action packed. Sometimes I found myself tuning out during some really wordy parts but liked the story overall.
This was a great listen. It had suspense, romance, man vs man conflict.. all in a treasure hunt!
I really liked all of the different personalities evident in this book. Each character was 3-D and had a past that shaped his future. I could identify and believe in the characters. The descriptions of the scenes and drama were vivid as if I were there. I felt I could smell and feel the pit.
The authors explored the effects of greed and human nature wonderfully. The contrasts between the main character before, during and after were very well done.
The narrator took the great story and writing, and brought it to life. I was very impressed.
So many times, we assume that the current intelligence is far superior to those that came before us. We forget that we only build on the true genius of those that came before.
I also liked the way the authors didn't leave us wondering in a "fake" ending .... "is the treasure there still?" There was a conclusion - not a setup for a sequel!
I would highly recommend this novel.
I would not be turned off from trying other books from these writers.
cut through the intro quicker
I enjoyed the story, not a big treasure hunt fan but this was pretty good,Scott Brick is always good to listen too.it ends just like you think it will, but that aside well worth the credit.
Very creative writing with good research behind the ideas
I guessed it
I love Scott's inflection
Treasure hunters beware!
The story was lame. The reader was terrible. What's left to criticize
Anything would have helped
See my title
What made this book so good, and most of the authors and narrators are good, was the original idea that they used to make this store. WOW. Once you start listening, you won't quite A+++
The unique real world science reason behind a long believed pirates curse
Many Clive Custler books, and movies like "Into the Blue"
The intrigue of finding hidden pirate treasure, with all the scary boobie traps and danger around every corner.
There is also a unique story line of the main character having to deal with guilt of his past; a long lost brother taken by the pirates curse
Two boys searching for treasure to save their family from financial ruin, but instead, one boy is taken by the pirates curse.
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